Accession Number : AD0764230

Title :   Analysis of Ground-Motion Peak Particle Velocities from Cratering Experiments at Trinidad, Colorado.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION LIVERMORE CALIF EXPLOSIVE EXCAVATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Tami,Thomas M.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The report summarizes all peak-particle-velocity measurements obtained during the high explosive detonations at Trinidad, Colorado, during 1970-71, and provides an empirical analysis of these velocities. Relationships are extablished that make possible predictions for this locality of peak particle velocity as a function of the explosive yield, the scaled depth of burial of the charges, and the distance between surface ground zero and the point of interest. These relationships were obtained from a statistical analysis of the measurements.

Descriptors :   (*UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, *SEISMIC WAVES), (*CRATERING, SEISMIC WAVES), SIMULATION, PARTICLES, VELOCITY, SOIL MECHANICS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, COLORADO

Subject Categories : Seismology
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE